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Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Macquarie University

Peter was co-director of Climate Futures research centre (2012-2015), a founding member of the Global Resilience Collaborative and director of Sociology at Macquarie University (2015-2019). His inter-disciplinary research spans disasters, governmentality, citizenship, subculture and cities. He is also a performing and publishing poet under the pen name 'Peter Roads', performs spoken word internationally and is a curator for Loose Leaf Literature. He works in multi-media art forms across a number of collaborations based in Sydney, Australia.


  • 2008–present
    Senior lecturer, Macquarie University
  • 2006–2008
    Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2005–2006
    Research associate, Manchester University


  • 2005 
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne, PhD
  • 2000 
    Teeside University, BSc (Hons) Sociology

Professional Memberships

  • International Sociological Association

Research Areas

  • Social Theory (160806)
  • Social And Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Urban And Regional Planning (1205)
  • Human Geography (1604)
  • Sociology (1608)